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    "Portrait of William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham" by Jean André Rouquet at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - More commonly known as William Pitt the Elder (to distinguish him from his son William Pitt the Younger), this was the British Secretary of State during the Seven Years War and many victories have been attributed to his policies. This is why, for instance, when the British took Fort Duquesne from the French, they renamed it Fort Pitt - now the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  • Stephenie Woolterton

    Enamel miniature portrait of William Pitt the Elder (1708-1778), probably painted in the 1740s.

  • Stephenie Woolterton

    Enamel miniature circa 1740s - Portrait of William Pitt (1708-1778), 1st Earl of Chatham

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    painted miniatures in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum

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